Special guest composer and performer Shruthi Rajasekar. A senior at Princeton, Rajasekar is trained in the Carnatic (South Indian classical) and Western classical music idioms, Shruthi explores intersections of cultural identity in her music.

Featuring vocal and instrumental works by Viardot, Caccini, Aleotti, Gubaidulina and Larsen. Performers include members of Women's Works (Kristen Park, Beth Kelly, Jennifer Lawrence Birnbaum, Jennifer DeLapp Birkett & Stephanie Ortolano), CSMA Recorder Ensemble and guests (Marija Bosnar, Danbi Lee) plus a chamber chorus!

Donations greatly appreciated. $10 suggested.

 This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Pro-gram, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Special guest composer sponsored by the Savage Club of Ithaca.

Women's Works members and guests present works by women composers in honor of Women's History Month.


Young Composer Competition


We award a Young Composer Competition to women ages 18 and under and ages 19-22.   Read more

Concert 2018

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Society in Ithaca

$10 donation requested

Please help us thank the Savage Club of Ithaca for sponsoring the competition.

Women's Works is a circle of musicians who gather to celebrate and perform works written by women. The entire year is spent collecting music and readings, soliciting funds, organizing publicity, and finally rehearsing and performing these beautiful works. Our mission is to promote awareness of women composers, past and present, by performing their music and putting it into a historical context.

Shruthi Rajasekar, composition and voice student at Princeton University. Shruthi bridges two upbringings as an American and as a Hindu. We will perform her piece "Devotee" which she wrote to "create a piece with a spiritually unified message." 

"The process of writing this piece made me a better 'devotee': a greater believer
in the power of music to bring us together."

-Shruthi Rajasekar

Danbi Lee, recent graduate from Indiana University and Ithaca transplant will perform "Chaconne" by Sophie Gubaidulina.

Matt Ocone (guitar) performs Libby Larsen with Beth Kelly

Marija Bosnar (alto) performs Pauline Viardot with Danbi  Lee